Category Archives: Middle East

Nasrudin and the Trees: Seven Tales

A Compilation from Eastern Europe Retold by Priscilla Howe Editor’s note: In his introduction to the collection, The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin, Idries Shah relates that Nasrudin, when a boy, had the strange power of keeping his schoolfellow’s … Continue reading

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Honi and the Carob Tree

A Talmud Tale Told by Peninnah Schram Honi the Wise One was also known as Honi the Circle Maker. By drawing a circle and stepping inside of it, he would recite special prayers for rain, sometimes even argue with God … Continue reading

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